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Staying sharp in the era of fake news and Insta influencers

24 January 2019 by Steph Gray

Since we launched Social Simulator back in 2010, we’ve seen huge changes in the social media landscape and the way that news breaks and crises are managed online. In recent months we’ve been helping clients rehearse their readiness to handle fake news and malicious digital manipulation, blend media relations with…

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Fake news, real crisis

7 January 2019 by Howard Gossington

Our awareness of it may be higher, but there’s little sign of fake news losing its disruptive power. Is your organization prepared to deal with a fake news storm?

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A is for Authenticity

27 November 2018 by Steph Gray

Before fake news, there was spin, and before that, there was ‘PR’. The bottom line is, why should anyone believe you, especially when you’re trying to dig your way out of trouble? That’s a theme which came out in an exercise I’ve just wrapped up here in South Africa, which…

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In emergency management warning and informing, a picture is worth a thousand words

18 September 2018 by Steph Gray

When the Weather Channel posted their video warning of Hurricane Florence, it soon started popping up in timelines all over the internet. Storm surge will be a huge factor for Hurricane #Florence Check out what it might look like with @TWCErikaNavarro: pic.twitter.com/TPqTZTmiAM — The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) September 13, 2018…

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Podcasts for the Unpredictable

24 August 2018 by Kara Jobmann

The one thing you can rely on is that everything will change and nothing will ever truly be reliable. The uncertainty of the world can be scary, forcing us to prepare for the worst-case scenario, whether it be in our personal lives, our businesses, or our relationships. Protecting yourself from…

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